You can find out more at: http://www.msdnevents.com/wp7devlaunch/
I will be listening online. Hope you can attend a session or listen too.
Descriptions of the programs:
Program 1: PyCube.py - Rubiks cube simulation.
Program 2: MagDisc.py - Simulation of Magnets which are fixed on a rotating disc.
215 lines in all!! Amazing. It works, but it probably isn't
very python-like. I know there has to be better Python ways to do some of what I did in this program.
Keys: Q - Toggles Demo Mode. F - Toggles flying the camera around.
Click on the edges of the face pieces to make them rotate.
I'm studying the interactions and forces between the discs. The forces between magnets are shown as gold cylinders shooting out of the front of the magnets.
I think my force equations are correct, but I'm having trouble converting the force between the magnets into the angular momentum of the disc. The discs also have a friction equation built into them,
so they should slow down and stop. They seem to work except when they are at their closest point. At which point the large disc spins out of control.
You can drag and drop the disc to move them around. Also left/right clicking on a disc increases it's speed clockwise or counter-clockwise. It's only 150 lines so far. WOW.